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International News October 1, 2014

CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis. No additional details were immediately available.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials said in a statement on Monday that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in “strict isolation” due to the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history.

U.S. hospitals have…

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Local News September 30, 2014

Jailed for importing steroids

A 43-YEAR-OLD Greek national was jailed for two and a half months on Monday for importing steroids to Cyprus.

Nicolas Mouzakitis was arrested at Larnaca airport in July, shortly after arriving from Athens.

Customs and drug squad officers found 114 boxes of steroids in various forms.

The defendant told police he was planning to sell the steroids to people involved in body building competitions.

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Local News September 30, 2014

North to return police vehicles

TURKISH Cypriot authorities will return a number of vehicles that were confiscated from Greek Cypriot police officers, according to the Turkish Cypriot press.

The vehicles, a patrol car and a motorcycle, were confiscated on October 2012 when Turkish Cypriot police arrested the Greek Cypriot officers for entering the break-away state.

The police officers were pursuing a 19-year-old man riding motorcycle.

The police officers were brought before a military ‘court’ in the north that decided to confiscate the vehicles.

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Local News September 30, 2014

Archbishop seeks treatment for spinal problems

ARCHBISHOP Chrysostomos will be travelling to a medical centre abroad to be treated for spinal problems, the Church announced on Monday.

A statement said the conditions were diagnosed in recent tests the 73-year-old primate underwent after feeling weakness in his right leg.

He will be treated in a facility that specialises in such cases. During his stay, he will be accompanied by his personal doctor.

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International News September 29, 2014

Hong Kong protesters defy Beijing with calls for democracy

By Farah Master and Clare Baldwin

Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub on Monday, one of the biggest political challenges for China since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago.

The Communist government in Beijing made clear it would not tolerate dissent, and warned against any foreign interference as thousands of protesters massed for a fourth night in the free-wheeling, capitalist city…

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Sport September 28, 2014

Magical McIlroy lights up Ryder Cup with big win

By Tony Jimenez

Rory McIlroy showed precisely why he is the world’s number one golfer, producing a dazzling performance in the final-day singles to spearhead Europe’s victory push in the 40th Ryder Cup on Sunday.

Playing in the third match of the day, the 25-year-old Northern Irishman showed the full range of his dynamic shot-making skills as he powered to an emphatic 5 & 4 win over close friend Rickie Fowler.

Europe, who now lead 11-6 and need three more…

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International News September 28, 2014

Two children dead, at least 15 hurt in Dutch stunt truck accident

Two children were killed and at least 15 injured on Sunday when a giant pick-up truck span out of control and drove into the audience while attempting to perform a stunt demonstration in the eastern Dutch town of Haaksbergen, local media reported.

A video published on Facebook showed the so-called monster truck riding over a row of parked vehicles as part of the demonstration, before losing control and ploughing over the barriers behind which the spectators were standing.

Hans Gerritsen,…

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Local News September 28, 2014

UNSG Special Adviser meets Turkish FM

UNSG Special Adviser Epsen Barth Eide met on Saturday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and in statements following the meeting pointed out that when he returns to Cyprus, he will come with “some bridging proposals”.

Eide recalled that the UNSG said this is the time to move ahead, adding that “Mr Eroglu and Mr Anastiades agreed that we are now going into a new phase of genuine negotiations”.

“We`ll start doing that week after next. When I am back…

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Local News September 28, 2014

UNSG urges Cyprus leaders to work without delay to bridge the remaining differences between their positions

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has urged the two leaders in Cyprus to work without delay to bridge the remaining differences between their positions, building on the principles outlined in the Joint Declaration of February 11, 2014. At the same time, his Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide announced Saturday that he will be coming to Cyprus with “some bridging proposals”.

The UNSG on Saturday met with Turkish Cypriot leader Derviş Eroğlu. A written statement issued at the UN, following…

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International News September 28, 2014

Police officer shot in troubled U.S. city of Ferguson

A police officer from the strife-hit Missouri city of Ferguson was shot on Saturday night and authorities are still searching for the shooter, law enforcement officials said.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told reporters the shooting did not seem connected to peaceful protests occurring elsewhere in Ferguson.

“I wouldn’t have any reason to believe right now that it was linked in any way, shape, manner or form with the protests,” he said.

The officer was chasing the suspect…

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